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Coronavirus Update, 4-27-20

Iowa officials reported 349 new positive cases on Monday with 9 deaths and a record 300 Iowans hospitalized. Overall, the percent of positive cases is still increasing daily and Iowa now has the fastest growing rate of positive coronavirus cases in the country. https://tinyurl.com/yah37buf  Despite rising cases and Iowa’s peak still weeks away, Governor Reynolds announced [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-24-20

Iowa officials reported a record 521 new positive cases and a record 11 deaths on Friday. Overall, the percent of positive cases being reported is still increasing.  State officials also confirmed the coronavirus peak isn’t expected for another 2-3 weeks.  Despite the increasing number of positive cases and outbreaks, the Governor began loosening public health measures [...]

STATEMENT FROM HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER TODD PRICHARD ON REYNOLDS’ MIXED SIGNALS

“Instead of sending mixed signals, the Governor needs to provide clear leadership to bring Iowa out of this pandemic safely. The Governor didn’t provide the information necessary today to demonstrate to Iowans that it is safe to loosen restrictions that prevent the spread of the coronavirus. If the Governor announces additional steps to relax restrictions on [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-23-20

Iowa officials reported another 176 positive cases and six deaths on Thursday. Currently, 282 Iowans are hospitalized and another new outbreak was reported at a long-term care facility in Linn County.  The COVID-19 Legal Advice Hotline is available to help Iowans with free legal advice related to the COVID-19 at: https://www.iowalegalaid.org/.  Para Español: https://www.iowalegalaid.org/resource/2020-coronavirus-outbreak-what-you-need-to-know?lang=ES Another 27,912 [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-22-20

 There‌ ‌were‌ ‌107‌ ‌positive‌ ‌cases‌ ‌of‌ ‌COVID-19‌ ‌reported‌ ‌on‌ ‌Wednesday‌ ‌and‌ ‌seven‌ ‌additional‌ ‌deaths‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌total‌ ‌of‌ ‌90‌ ‌deaths.‌ ‌There‌ ‌are‌ ‌currently‌ ‌272‌ ‌Iowans‌ ‌being‌ ‌hospitalized.‌ ‌ ‌ As‌ ‌of‌ ‌today,‌ ‌only‌ ‌1‌ ‌out‌ ‌of‌ ‌every‌ ‌113‌ ‌Iowans‌ ‌have‌ ‌been‌ ‌tested‌ ‌for‌ ‌COVID-19.‌ ‌ ‌ It‌ ‌was‌ ‌announced‌ ‌today‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Hawk‌ ‌County‌ ‌Tyson‌ ‌Fresh‌ ‌Meats‌ ‌facility‌ ‌where‌ ‌there‌ ‌was‌ ‌a‌ [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-21-20

A record 482 positive cases of COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday. There were four new deaths for a total of 83 deaths in Iowa. The recovery rate in Iowa for COVID-19 is 35%.  Today Governor Reynolds announced the testiowa.com initiative.  Reynolds says 3,000 test per day will be available  Iowans should go to testiowa.com to fill [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-20-20

Another 257 positive cases of COVID-19 were reported on Monday, which was 20% of the tests conducted. There were four new deaths and 214 Iowans are now being hospitalized.  Another coronavirus outbreak was reported in Wright County on Monday morning after 16 employees who commute from Black Hawk County to the Prestage plant near Eagle Grove [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-17-20

Iowa officials reported a record high 191 new positive cases and four deaths on Friday. Currently, 183 Iowans are hospitalized and testing this week is still running 20% below last week.  As positive cases continue to increase, the Governor announced today that all schools will remain closed for the duration of the school year. She also [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-16-20

Iowa officials reported another 146 positive cases and seven deaths on Thursday.  Currently, 175 Iowans are hospitalized and two new outbreaks were reported at long-term care facilities.  Despite claims of increased testing, COVID-19 tests so far this week are running 25% behind last week. A new emergency declaration was declared in Region 6 (Allamakee, Benton, Black [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-15-20

Iowa officials reported another 96 positive cases and four deaths on Wednesday. Currently, 171 Iowans are hospitalized and 908 are recovering. Another outbreak at a long-term care facility in Muscatine County was also reported bringing the total number of outbreaks at these facilities to seven.  State officials have launched a new web page with additional demographic [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-14-20

A record 189 new positive cases were reported on Tuesday, with 86 of those related to an outbreak at a Tyson Foods plant in Southeast Iowa. There were also six additional deaths reported.  As new data on the spread of COVID-19 comes to light, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends that people wear a [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-13-20

There were 123 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total up to 1,710. There were two additional deaths, bringing the total to 43, and 142 Iowans are now hospitalized. Over the last week, the percent of positive cases has slowly increased to 9.1% of those tested.  In these uncertain times, it’s important to [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-10-20

There were 118 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total up to 1,388. There were two additional deaths, bringing the total to 31, and 119 Iowans are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. Cases have been reported in 81 Iowa counties. Due to an anticipated shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), the Governor has [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-9-20

There were 125 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total up to 1,270. There were two additional deaths, bringing the total to 29, and 122 Iowans are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. Cases have been reported in 79 Iowa counties. Another 67,334 workers filed for unemployment in Iowa last week, the largest number [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-8-20

There were 97 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total up to 1,145. There was one additional death bringing the total to 27. There are 104 Iowans currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.  The Iowa National Guard is providing facilities and personnel to support six Regional Medical Coordination Centers across the state as part [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-7-20

There were 102 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total up to 1,048  One more Iowan has passed away, bringing the total of deaths to 26. There are now 104 Iowans currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. Positive cases have now been reported in 78 of Iowa’s 99 counties. The Iowa Department of Education [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-6-20

There were 78 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total up to 946.  There are now 99 Iowans currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 and and another 3 Iowans died, bringing the total to 25. Positive cases have now been reported in 75 of Iowa’s 99 counties. The Governor issued a new proclamation extending [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-5-20

There were 83 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total up to 868. There are now 91 Iowans currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 and another 8 Iowans died, bringing the total to 22. Positive cases have now been reported in 70 of Iowa’s 99 counties. The Iowa Dept. of Public Health says more [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-4-20

There were 87 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported on Saturday, bringing the total up to 786. There are now 85 Iowans currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 and 14 Iowans have died.  There are now over 1.1 million coronavirus cases worldwide and over 59,000 have died. The US now leads the world with 276,000 positive cases, [...]

Coronavirus Update, 4-3-20

There were 85 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported on Friday, bringing the total up to 699. There are 80 Iowans currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 and 11 Iowans have died.    Governor Reynolds issued another proclamation to keep schools closed through at least April 30. Local school districts are developing plans now and parents will [...]

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